Pirate Prospect #22 – Brian Friday

I am counting down my personal list of the top 25 Pirate prospects. You can follow the countdown here, or by clicking on the “Top 25 Prospects” link in the site header. Date of Birth: 12/16/1985 Height: 5’11″ Weight: 180 pounds Bats/Throws: R/R Position: SS Drafted: 3rd Round, 2007 (Rice University) Brian Friday is said to have excellent makeup, which could make him a candidate to overachieve in the future. He...

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Two Saves for Hernandez

Mostly playoffs in the winter leagues, and some action for Pirates, farmhands, and friends:
Puerto Rican League
The Puerto Rican league wrapped up regular season play with Ponce in first place, and Arecibo 4 games behind in second, Santurce 7.5 games back in third place, and Caguas and Mayaguez tied for 4th, both 8 games behind.

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Quick update using tRA*

I am home from work due to an illness today, so clearly there has been just one thought running through my mind. “I should have used tRA* instead of tRA in that post I wrote a few weeks ago.” tRA* is a regressed version of tRA, making it a better indicator of true ability and future performance. So I figured I would post an update. Here are the results from the previous post: Maholm barely makes the cut as a number two...

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